How to Ask for More Responsibility at Work

Are you bored at work? Do you long for a more significant challenge or a way to work yourself up the career chain into a more fulfilling position? We see this all the time in employees who have learned the ropes and are quietly longing for something more. They have a good job, but they… Read More »

How Does Finding a Cleared Candidate Differ From My Other Searches?

Finding the right candidate with clearance is much harder than searching for a candidate without clearance. Here’s why. You thought finding a technology candidate was hard. Trying to find a technology candidate with enough security clearance to work at the National Security Agency or Lockheed Martin. Most of the jobs with federal or private companies… Read More »

Why Blue Light Glasses Are Good for Your Eyes

The digital age has given us a lot of great benefits. But one of the things it’s also given most of us is eye strain. This has necessitated a new invention, called blue light glasses. What are they, and why are they helpful in reducing asthenopia (eye strain)? What brands offer the best blue light… Read More »

How a Tight Job Market Can Make You Lose a Candidate

It is important to keep up with a changing market, so you don’t lose out on the best candidates. Use these tips to help. At the beginning of 2020, the candidate market was brutal for recruiting teams. There were very few quality candidates that were not already working, so the hunt for solid talent was… Read More »

Halfway Point: 2020 Goal Review

We’re reaching the halfway mark on the year, and while the COVID-19 pandemic may have stymied your efforts to seek new employment or a promotion, that certainly isn’t always the case. The summer months, which signify the mid-point for 2020, is a good time to take stock of the goals you set for the New Year.… Read More »

Are Standing Desks Really That Great?

The companies that make standing desks say they provide all kinds of health benefits, such as reduced back pain, weight loss, lower blood sugar and cholesterol, better mental health, and even longer life. But how real are these claims? Let’s take a look at the popularity of standing desks and whether they’re as great as the… Read More »

Quarterly Newsletter – Issue #84

A Message from Blackstone On Diversity & Inclusion At Blackstone, we strongly believe that a diverse workforce in an inclusive environment enriches and improves us individually and strengthens us as an organization, and that in turn results in better value, values, ideals, and solutions being delivered to our customers and our communities.  It is truly… Read More »

What Is the Security Clearance Interview Process Like?

You have a lot riding on your security clearance interview. A new job or a promotion often hinges on securing and maintaining a security interview and the clearance necessary to access a high level of data and client access. Filling out the SF-86 was just the beginning of the security journey, now you’ve been asked to… Read More »

4 Tips for Managing Employees Who Are Older Than You

If you’re in management there are often situations that may feel awkward or require extra thought to determine the best course of action to handle it. One of these situations could be if you’re managing someone older. It’s a multigenerational workforce now, and millennials may find themselves managing older workers as they near retirement. These workers… Read More »

 Can Job Hopping Hurt My Chances of Getting Hired? 

The days of 20-years in an IT job and out for retirement are over. Job-jumping is in. Contracting is hot. The world has evolved and spending two-years or less in a job is a trend that is on the rise. However, sometimes too many jumps can make you look like a flight risk to a recruiter. How… Read More »